General discussion : Broadband speed

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TheRiddler
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Sun May 03, 2009 5:52 pm

I've been having a bit of bother with my broadband of late. I was previously enjoying a download speed of between 1.5mb to 2.5mb which was fine especially for in running.
However of late the numbers are nowhere near as high. This weekend I have received speeds between 150kbps to a high of 350kbps. My mobile speed was well ahead although I chose not to use it because I was already at my download limit.
Obviously my in running has been thrown out the window. My pre-race trading has not suffered as I just adapted to what was put in front of me.
I thought I'd bring this up to show newbies that you can still profit even when things conspire against you. Adapting as quick as possible to the situation in hand is your best tool when trading, not your broadband speed, betfair server delays, etc.
Keep your mind on the job, your balls surpressed, and go get those blood suckers.
And yes I will be sorting out my broadband speed in the future because I adore those in-running leeches.

One more thing, don't forget to trade more than one exchange just incase you've forgotten.

May all good things blow your way.

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jamesthetrader
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Mon May 04, 2009 6:02 pm

Just wondered what sort of speeds are you guys using? on speedtest.net i get around 5 Mbps and ping 45!!
Just wanted to see how this compares with what you guys get and do i need faster??

cheers

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jimrobo
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Mon May 04, 2009 6:11 pm

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Mines a bit overkill though

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TheRiddler
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Mon May 04, 2009 6:19 pm

With speeds like that you should be a billionaire by now.

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jimrobo
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Mon May 04, 2009 6:22 pm

it helps having a decent connection I think but it depends what sort of trader you are as to how important it is.

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TheRiddler
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Mon May 04, 2009 6:26 pm

I know jimrobo, I wasn't being serious.

Mike_IG
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Mon May 04, 2009 10:19 pm

LOL, well my internet maxed out can download at 170kbps beat that, seriously though I manage fine with that although faster would be nice (if only to play COD on the 360 with a better connection when I'm winding down for the day)

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TheRiddler
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Tue May 05, 2009 2:31 pm

Mike_IG wrote:LOL, well my internet maxed out can download at 170kbps beat that, seriously though I manage fine with that although faster would be nice (if only to play COD on the 360 with a better connection when I'm winding down for the day)


Have you tried mobile broadband, I would have thought you'd be better off, but then again it sounds like your extremely remote. Nice to have contact with someone from Pluto though.

PeterLe
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Wed May 06, 2009 12:03 am

Hi
WHich is the most important figure in the speedtest test??
The download, upload or ping??
I have a slower download (6.1mb/Sec) and slower upload (0.37mb/sec)...but faster ping time of 44ms
Would there be much of an advantage to upgrading it to the 50mb Vigin package??
Would welcome any views/advice
Thanks
Peter

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bugrit
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Sat May 09, 2009 3:46 pm

I only pay for slowest virgin broadband but that gives me good ping times, which is whats important for response times from betfair.
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